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Massive basal cell carcinoma of the scalp: successful management by cooperation of chemosurgeon and reconstructive surgeon.

Authors
  • Bakamjian, V Y
  • Morain, W D
  • Phelan, J T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of plastic surgery
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1978
Volume
1
Issue
4
Pages
421–428
Identifiers
PMID: 365064
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

No single modality is appropriate for treatment of the huge invasive basal cell carcinoma. Mohs' chemosurgery is perhaps the most efficacious ablative method, but it must be supplemented by a reconstructive procedure in nearly all sizable lesions. A case history is presented of a patient with massive basal cell carcinoma involving the entire posterior scalp and deep tissues in which chemosurgical ablation and major staged reconstruction proceeded concurrently to a successful conclusion. The advantages of this approach are discussed.

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